Today I learned the hard way that an umbrella makes almost no difference when you’re caught in a monsoon.
I was walking over to the train station from my house. I was already half way there and it started dribbling. So instinctually I pulled out my umbrella.
People around me without umbrellas started running to their destinations. I just smiled and slowly strolled to the train station.
Within a matter of a minute, the small sprinkle became sheets of water. And to compound the matter, there was an ever so soft breeze. But, with so much water coming down, that made enough of it go sideways that even though I was under an umbrella, my shoulders were soaked.